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Title: Commissioning of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer with cosmic rays

Abstract

The ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider has collected several hundred million cosmic ray events during 2008 and 2009. These data were used to commission the Muon Spectrometer and to study the performance of the trigger and tracking chambers, their alignment, the detector control system, the data acquisition and the analysis programs. We present the performance in the relevant parameters that determine the quality of the muon measurement. We discuss the single element efficiency, resolution and noise rates, the calibration method of the detector response and of the alignment system, the track reconstruction efficiency and the momentum measurement. The results show that the detector is close to the design performance and that the Muon Spectrometer is ready to detect muons produced in high energy proton-proton collisions. © 2010 CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Org.:
ATLAS Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1407090
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 70; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

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Aad, G, Abbott, B, Abdallah, J, Abdelalim, AA, Abdesselam, A, Abdinov, O, Abi, B, Abolins, M, Abramowicz, H, Abreu, H, Acharya, BS, Adams, DL, Addy, TN, Adelman, J, Adorisio, C, Adragna, P, Adye, T, Aefsky, S, Aguilar-Saavedra, JA, Aharrouche, M, Ahlen, SP, Ahles, F, Ahmad, A, Ahmed, H, Ahsan, M, Aielli, G, Akdogan, T, Åkesson, TPA, Akimoto, G, Akimov, AV, Aktas, A, Alam, MS, Alam, MA, Albrand, S, Aleksa, M, Aleksandrov, IN, Alexa, C, Alexander, G, Alexandre, G, Alexopoulos, T, Alhroob, M, Aliev, M, Alimonti, G, Alison, J, Aliyev, M, Allport, PP, Allwood-Spiers, SE, Almond, J, Aloisio, A, Alon, R, Alonso, A, Alviggi, MG, Amako, K, Amelung, C, Amorim, A, Amorós, G, Amram, N, Anastopoulos, C, Andeen, T, Anders, CF, Anderson, KJ, Andreazza, A, Andrei, V, Anduaga, XS, Angerami, A, Anghinolfi, F, Anjos, N, Annovi, A, Antonaki, A, Antonelli, M, Antonelli, S, Antos, J, Antunovic, B, Anulli, F, Aoun, S, Arabidze, G, Aracena, I, Arai, Y, Arce, ATH, Archambault, JP, Arfaoui, S, Arguin, JF, Argyropoulos, T, Arik, M, Armbruster, AJ, Arnaez, O, Arnault, C, and Artamonov, A. Commissioning of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer with cosmic rays. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1415-2.
Aad, G, Abbott, B, Abdallah, J, Abdelalim, AA, Abdesselam, A, Abdinov, O, Abi, B, Abolins, M, Abramowicz, H, Abreu, H, Acharya, BS, Adams, DL, Addy, TN, Adelman, J, Adorisio, C, Adragna, P, Adye, T, Aefsky, S, Aguilar-Saavedra, JA, Aharrouche, M, Ahlen, SP, Ahles, F, Ahmad, A, Ahmed, H, Ahsan, M, Aielli, G, Akdogan, T, Åkesson, TPA, Akimoto, G, Akimov, AV, Aktas, A, Alam, MS, Alam, MA, Albrand, S, Aleksa, M, Aleksandrov, IN, Alexa, C, Alexander, G, Alexandre, G, Alexopoulos, T, Alhroob, M, Aliev, M, Alimonti, G, Alison, J, Aliyev, M, Allport, PP, Allwood-Spiers, SE, Almond, J, Aloisio, A, Alon, R, Alonso, A, Alviggi, MG, Amako, K, Amelung, C, Amorim, A, Amorós, G, Amram, N, Anastopoulos, C, Andeen, T, Anders, CF, Anderson, KJ, Andreazza, A, Andrei, V, Anduaga, XS, Angerami, A, Anghinolfi, F, Anjos, N, Annovi, A, Antonaki, A, Antonelli, M, Antonelli, S, Antos, J, Antunovic, B, Anulli, F, Aoun, S, Arabidze, G, Aracena, I, Arai, Y, Arce, ATH, Archambault, JP, Arfaoui, S, Arguin, JF, Argyropoulos, T, Arik, M, Armbruster, AJ, Arnaez, O, Arnault, C, & Artamonov, A. Commissioning of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer with cosmic rays. United States. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1415-2.
Aad, G, Abbott, B, Abdallah, J, Abdelalim, AA, Abdesselam, A, Abdinov, O, Abi, B, Abolins, M, Abramowicz, H, Abreu, H, Acharya, BS, Adams, DL, Addy, TN, Adelman, J, Adorisio, C, Adragna, P, Adye, T, Aefsky, S, Aguilar-Saavedra, JA, Aharrouche, M, Ahlen, SP, Ahles, F, Ahmad, A, Ahmed, H, Ahsan, M, Aielli, G, Akdogan, T, Åkesson, TPA, Akimoto, G, Akimov, AV, Aktas, A, Alam, MS, Alam, MA, Albrand, S, Aleksa, M, Aleksandrov, IN, Alexa, C, Alexander, G, Alexandre, G, Alexopoulos, T, Alhroob, M, Aliev, M, Alimonti, G, Alison, J, Aliyev, M, Allport, PP, Allwood-Spiers, SE, Almond, J, Aloisio, A, Alon, R, Alonso, A, Alviggi, MG, Amako, K, Amelung, C, Amorim, A, Amorós, G, Amram, N, Anastopoulos, C, Andeen, T, Anders, CF, Anderson, KJ, Andreazza, A, Andrei, V, Anduaga, XS, Angerami, A, Anghinolfi, F, Anjos, N, Annovi, A, Antonaki, A, Antonelli, M, Antonelli, S, Antos, J, Antunovic, B, Anulli, F, Aoun, S, Arabidze, G, Aracena, I, Arai, Y, Arce, ATH, Archambault, JP, Arfaoui, S, Arguin, JF, Argyropoulos, T, Arik, M, Armbruster, AJ, Arnaez, O, Arnault, C, and Artamonov, A. Wed . "Commissioning of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer with cosmic rays". United States. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1415-2. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1407090.
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title = {Commissioning of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer with cosmic rays},
author = {Aad, G and Abbott, B and Abdallah, J and Abdelalim, AA and Abdesselam, A and Abdinov, O and Abi, B and Abolins, M and Abramowicz, H and Abreu, H and Acharya, BS and Adams, DL and Addy, TN and Adelman, J and Adorisio, C and Adragna, P and Adye, T and Aefsky, S and Aguilar-Saavedra, JA and Aharrouche, M and Ahlen, SP and Ahles, F and Ahmad, A and Ahmed, H and Ahsan, M and Aielli, G and Akdogan, T and Åkesson, TPA and Akimoto, G and Akimov, AV and Aktas, A and Alam, MS and Alam, MA and Albrand, S and Aleksa, M and Aleksandrov, IN and Alexa, C and Alexander, G and Alexandre, G and Alexopoulos, T and Alhroob, M and Aliev, M and Alimonti, G and Alison, J and Aliyev, M and Allport, PP and Allwood-Spiers, SE and Almond, J and Aloisio, A and Alon, R and Alonso, A and Alviggi, MG and Amako, K and Amelung, C and Amorim, A and Amorós, G and Amram, N and Anastopoulos, C and Andeen, T and Anders, CF and Anderson, KJ and Andreazza, A and Andrei, V and Anduaga, XS and Angerami, A and Anghinolfi, F and Anjos, N and Annovi, A and Antonaki, A and Antonelli, M and Antonelli, S and Antos, J and Antunovic, B and Anulli, F and Aoun, S and Arabidze, G and Aracena, I and Arai, Y and Arce, ATH and Archambault, JP and Arfaoui, S and Arguin, JF and Argyropoulos, T and Arik, M and Armbruster, AJ and Arnaez, O and Arnault, C and Artamonov, A},
abstractNote = {The ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider has collected several hundred million cosmic ray events during 2008 and 2009. These data were used to commission the Muon Spectrometer and to study the performance of the trigger and tracking chambers, their alignment, the detector control system, the data acquisition and the analysis programs. We present the performance in the relevant parameters that determine the quality of the muon measurement. We discuss the single element efficiency, resolution and noise rates, the calibration method of the detector response and of the alignment system, the track reconstruction efficiency and the momentum measurement. The results show that the detector is close to the design performance and that the Muon Spectrometer is ready to detect muons produced in high energy proton-proton collisions. © 2010 CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.},
doi = {10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1415-2},
journal = {European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields},
number = 3,
volume = 70,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {12}
}

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